Witherslack and Foulshaw
WITHERSLACK 25A - Bark Peeler's Hut
Remains of a bark peeler's hut, High Park Wood, Witherslack, Cumbria, UK.
These 19th century huts were the summer homes of bark peelers and their families. The huts had a round stone base with a hearth and a wigwam shaped roof supported by wooden poles. A bark peeler removed bark from oak coppice then sent it to a tannery where it was used in the leather making process. Their families would have made and sold brooms and clothes pegs.
January 17, 2012
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